Help! New Acan bleaching

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  1. gh_reefer

    gh_reefer Member

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    I got a new acan last night and left the blue light on for 2 hours after getting it and I woke up and its purple is bleached out[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    It looks like the shrimp is making a meal of the acan or possibly eating food/tissue from the acan.
     
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    Proof is in the pudding. That shrimp is picking on it. For it to fade that quickly, I would say the shrimp is the culprit as mentioned above by @DSC reef .
     
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  4. NikoO

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    Is that a peppermint shrimp? If so I would put him in your sump, or in some other way isolate him. The one I used to have loved picking at my hammer coral. He had to go ;Muted;Nailbiting
     
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    Yep, like everyone else has said. Peppermint shrimp are known to pick at lps until death.
     
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